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Black Professionals "40 Under-Forty" Dynamic Achievers Annouced

New York, NY -- The Network Journal (www.tnj.com), the New York tri-state's premier monthly magazine for Black professionals, corporate executives and small business owners, announces the winners of its much-anticipated 2010 "40 Under Forty" Achievers Awards, which recognizes achievers who are continuously reaching for higher goals in their professions, businesses and community involvement.

This year's class of honorees hails from a diverse range of industries, including media, technology, arts, culture, finance, and healthcare. TNJ will honor them on Thursday, June 17, 2010, at its 13th Annual 40 Under Forty Achievers Awards Dinner, to be hosted by Karen Nethersole, Esq., CEO of Full Circle NY and career transition expert and networking guru, and Malik Yoba, acclaimed actor, author, musician, motivational speaker and entrepreneur. The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Times Square, New York City, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The dinner is sponsored by AXA and WBLS Radio.

TNJ created the 40 Under Forty Achievers Awards in 1997 to publicly recognize the next generation of African-American leaders who already are exceptional performers in their respective industries, and who are committed to the development of their community. Competition for the awards has become increasingly intense, with the number of entries growing exponentially each year, and the achievements of the entrants more and more amazing. It is almost presumptuous to choose winners, for clearly there are no losers among these candidates. TNJ salutes them all – both those who made the honoree list and those who did not.

"As we celebrate the 13th year of our 40 Under Forty Achievers Awards, TNJ cherishes its role as a facilitator for our up-and-coming African-American men and women to progress even further in their careers. Through events such as our recognition awards program, TNJ brings these accomplished professionals to the attention of our vast network of corporate affiliations," says Aziz Gueye Adetimirin, TNJ's founder, publisher and CEO.

This year's honorees follow in the footsteps of such notable winners as Soledad O'Brien, anchor and special correspondent for CNN/US; Randall Pinkett, BCT Partners; and both of our 2010 hosts, Karen Nethersole and Malika Yoba.

This year's honorees are:

Maya Azucena, "Maya Azucena"
Stefan D. Baugh, Katten Muchin Rosenman L.L.P.
Akil Bello, Bell Curves
Kimberly Blackwell, PMMAgency
Sharon Fortune Bowden, IBM
Alanson Boyd, 1World Digital, Inc.
Joyce A. Collins, Essence Communications
Donald R. Cravins, Jr., U.S. Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee
Ronelle DeShazer, Code Hennessy & Simmons L.L.C.
Brickson Diamond, Capital Group Private Client Services
Anthony Vincent DiCosmo, Nickelodeon Kids & Family/MTV Networks
Nonkulie Dladla, M.D., M.S., New York University Medical Center
Daphne J. Dufresne, RLJ Equity Partners, L.L.C.
Fritz Francois, M.D., M.S., NYU Langone Medical Center
Evan Frazier, Community Affairs, Highmark, Inc.
Antoinette Hamilton, L'Oreal USA
Ronald E. Heigler, BHG Consulting, Inc.
Dane E. Holmes, Goldman Sachs & Co.
Kevin Hooks, Integrated, Weber Shandwick
Karen Jackson-Weaver, Ph.D., Princeton University
Denalerie Janeen Johnson, M.A., Ed.M., Dress For Success Worldwide
Obiamaka Madubuko, Esq., McDermott Will & Emery L.L.P.
Sean-Reed McGee, The College Bound Network
Lentz Merisier, Chartis Insurance
Wesley Moore, Citigroup
Oral Muir, Marriott International
Tamara Nall, TLN Worldwide Enterprises
Adrion Porter, Turner Broadcasting, Cartoon Network
Colleen Richards Powell, Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
Ghillaine A. Reid, Esq., Gibbons P.C.
Iasha Rivers, Macy's Inc.
Justin Rodgers, Greater Jamaica Development Corporation
Dia Simms, Blue Flame Agency
Vernon C. Walton, D.Min., Mount Calvary Baptist Church
Teheshia Jackson Warner, Egami Consulting Group
Damon D. Williams, The Executive Leadership Council
Jumaane D. Williams, 45th Council District of Brooklyn
David A. Wilson, The Griot.com
Launette Woolforde-Gardner, Ed.D., DNP, North Shore-LIJ Health System
Crystal Worthem, Ford Motor Co.

For more information about TNJ's 40 Under Forty Achievers Awards, please contact Denise Acquaye at denise@tnj.com or 212-962-3791 x206.


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